FA Cup fourth qualifying round
BRACKNELL TOWN booked their place in the first-round of the FA Cup with a remarkable win over Dagenham & Redbridge.
Hosting their National League opponents at the SB Stadium, the Robins were looking to repeat last season’s cup magic which saw them reach the first round where they played eventual League One runners-up Ipswich Town.
The Robins had plenty of defending to do in the opening quarter of an hour as they managed to survive a wave of attacks from the visitors.
Bracknell Town v Dagenham & Redbridge Pictures: John Leakey
Bracknell grew into the game and found their rhythm as the teams went in with the score locked at 0-0 at the break.
Bracknell enjoyed an excellent spell at the start of the second-half as Jordan Esprit continued to cause problems for the Dagenham defence.
Kameron English went close to breaking the deadlock for Bracknell but saw his effort well saved by the keeper before they then went even closer from a corner.
With the 90 minutes drawing to a close, it was Bracknell who came up with a moment of magic late in the day as English was well placed at the back post to smash the ball past the keeper.
The full-time whistle sounded as Bracknell completed another outstanding result in the FA Cup.
Bracknell Town will play League One side Cambridge United away from home in the next round on Saturday, November 4.
Cambridge are currently in 17th spot in League One with four wins, three draws and five losses to their name.
Bracknell Town: S Grant, Legg, George, Harrison, Osu, Knight, J Grant, Jackson, Esprit, Lodge (c), Owusu
Subs: Harris, English, Ferdinand, Herbert, Tack, Fraser, Burden
Goals: English 90+4’